2012-2013 SSUDF Grant Awards
Health Science Recruitment ($1,000.00)
Shawnee State University's Health Science Programs will collaborate for "Health Science Day" for community members interested in pursuing a career in a health science field. The "Health Science Day" would target high school sophomores, but the event would be open to any interested community member. General information about SSU and Health Science careers would be given to all, followed by planned participant rotation through each Health Science department. An informational "Health Science Day" university sponsored website would be developed, complete with area for pre-registration for the event.
SID Help Website ($2,000)
These funds will be used to renew the ssubears.com athletic website through the SID Help service, a web support platform that has been an asset to the department with news release, retaining and recruiting new students.
Summer Teaching Academy ($2,000)
The grant funds will be used to subsidize the first ever Teacher Education Summer Institute at SSU for
area school teachers who are required to earn additional college credits in order to renew their teaching licenses. Having this grant would allow the master's program staff to do community outreach within the audience targeted by the graduate program, enticing teachers to take graduate workshops this summer would introduce them to the master's program at SSU and give us the opportunity to recruit and develop SSU as the regional center for graduate workshops and graduate degrees.
Southern Ohio Anthology ($2,000)
Funds will be used to aid in support and production of an anthology of writings by southern Ohio writers. This may take the form of help with promotion, possible materials, or subsidy support in publishing expenses.
Halal Freezer ($250)
Funds will purchase and pay for the delivery of a small (5 cubic ft.) deep freezer to be installed in the CIPA offices and used to store Halal meat for our international students who adhere to the dietary standards of their religion.
iPads for Library ($1953.30)
Two iPads with selected accessories and apps will be purchased and made available within the library in the same manner as the laptop computers that the library currently circulates. The availability of the iPads will be promoted in the same way as the availability of circulating laptops.
2012 Welcome Weekend, Weekend Movie Series, & Emerging Leaders Program ($3,000)
Funds will assist with Welcome Weekend for all incoming new students. Also, the Student Programming Board plans to continue the success of the 2nd Saturday and 4th Friday series by offering on-campus movies on 2nd Saturday and hosting movie night at Portsmouth Cinemas on the 4th Friday throughout fall and spring semesters. Finally, the University College and the Division of Student Affairs are working to develop a First-Year Experience at Shawnee State University. As part those strategies, the Office of Student Engagement and Leadership and the Center for Community Service are pleased to present a first-year experience program called Emerging Leaders
Inside Out...Outside in Phase II ($1,000)
Funds will be used for EDEC 2287: Basic Movement, Music, and Creative Expression for Early Childhood provides students with knowledge of the educational development of the early learner. Emphasis is on designing, applying, and integrating appropriate creative learning experiences for the early learner in accordance with Academic Content Standards and the NAEYC guidelines for the education of young children. The course will include a focus on educational theory, designing creative learning programs, and assessment techniques.
January, December, & March Alternative Break Trips ($4,000)
Alternative Breaks provide students with the opportunity to explore, serve and connect with a different community. While students have the opportunity serve, explore and connect with the Portsmouth community, many may not take advantage of such an opportunity if they are not pushed to do so. This interdisciplinary service-learning course will explore the history and culture of a region in the United States and will focus on a social justice issue such as hunger, homelessness, or the role of the environment. Depending on student interest, service sites may include, but are not limited to Habitat for Humanity, a homeless shelter, a food bank or a state forest.
One Plus One Math Mentorship Project ($2,000)
Of students enrolling at Shawnee State University in fall 2010, a full 70% were first generation college students. Typically, they enter without as much preparation, they get lower grades, and they are more likely to drop out, and are in great need of remediation in mathematics. At SSU, nearly half (47%) of students in remedial math classes fail the course the first time through, necessitating retaking of courses and slowing their progress even further. First generation women are doubly marginalized in relationship to mathematics. The Women’s Center and Department of Mathematics will renew a partnership to continue our mentoring program for women enrolled in developmental Mathematics classes MATH 0099 and MATH 1010.
Rome, Paris, Berlin, and the Rise of Modernity ($1,500)
Over a 3-week period, we will travel to Rome, Paris, and Berlin with a group of eight SSU students, where we will be led on guided tours of the major sites. We will also reside in Stuttgart, Baden-WÃ¼rttemburg, Germany for 10 days at the local youth hostel, taking trips to these three cities by plane and rail, as well as visit sites near Stuttgart, such as Heidelberg, Ludwigsburg (where our sister university is located), Ulm, etc. We will examine these European cities within a context of the history of ideas and how ideas influence culture and historical events and vice versa. Students will gain invaluable insight into how culture, including especially history, art, and architecture, is intertwined with philosophical and religious ideas. They will also gain enormous international and multicultural understanding, since they will visit 3 different countries.
'In Addition...3+3' ($480)
The funds would be used to purchase three (3) graphing calculators and three (3) digital voice recorders, which will be available to our participants on a loan basis in order to maximize academic success. These essential study aids will replace those that have become inoperable due to extensive use.
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Take a Break: Read for Fun ($600)
The library maintains a collection of "popular" or best seller books located on the entry level floor of the library. This collection of books was initiated as a direct result of a student survey done several years ago. Many of the respondents asked for books that had nothing to do with their classes, just fun to read. Librarians will choose materials to improve and continue this collection. We also keep a suggestion box in the area for students to tell us what they would like to read.
Shawnee State University Presidential Student Ambassadors ($2,000)
The grant funds will be used to continue the ambassador program where SSU students go to county schools to talk about what high school students need to do to prepare for college, students also assist with events such as Alumni Weekend, Homecoming and the President's Gala and to provide campus tours when needed. In FY13, Presidential Student Ambassadors will also serve as ambassadors for the Ohio Board of Regents and with guidance of the President will take on a community service project.
Campus Community Policing through Bike Patrol ($1,500)
The SSU Department of Public Safety will use the grant funds to purchase two (2) bicycles that are specifically designed for Police/Security Patrol use.
***Additional SSUDF Grant Award establishes the CIPA Study Abroad Fund: Proceeds from the 2012 President’s Gala totaling $27,034, will be transferred prior to June 30 to the SSU Center for International Programs and Activities (CIPA) to establish the Study Abroad Fund on behalf of Dr. Morris and the Development Foundation.